Before they were SEALs, they were BUD/S in high-res (30 HQ Photos)

  • Per Mare Per Terram

    Very good post – very informative. I admire those guys who gave their lives. The training looks like a suitable warm-up for SBS training…..

  • Csubi

    Thank You.

  • IrishWolfhound

    You should do some posts on other western forces. Like theSAS, Irish Fianoglach, GIGN, Kommando Spezialkrafte or the Korps Commandotroepen.

    • Stefan


    • Rick

      thanks for the suggestion, I have and will continue to do other special ops. I'm actually working on a Bundeswehr special forces/ KSK-Commando Spezialkrafte post but I may do a post on the BO 105 AH (German like Kiowa) first.

      • Tom

        FSK/MJK (Norway)..
        An interesting bunch

      • ahheadlock

        SAS would be cool. SASR too. Final phase of selection is 1 week constant work, no sleep and almost no food. (refer

        . All these guys, no matter what country or unit, are tough as nails. Respect.

    • YaTisme

      The irish? Really? A total of one casualty in theatre. And that from a jeep crash.

  • Jethro

    What bout the devils brigade?

  • Dan

    Jo Laurel's shot, Navy Combat Camera

  • sean

    From pictures and that alone, 55 and 30 look like the things that would really fuck me over

    • Sean

      #55 #30

  • whyme1973

    #23 #31 #82 Definite motivation to become a SEAL.
    Hot bitches aside, they go through hell to get their Trident. Utmost respect to those that have earned it and go through what they do in the line of duty.

    • Kiron

      #82 is Gina Carano btw…

    • Zee705

      #31 is Leanne Crowe

    • Jammers

      How do they define motivation to become as SEAL? Do hot bitches love Seals?

  • DMP 09

    The "photo above" picture has a Special Forces Group (Green Beret) unit patch with the SEAL crests. Ranger units and Special Forces Groups are different things.

    • James

      Correct, the Ranger tab everyone sees above signifies the Ranger Leadership Course. It doesn't represent being a part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. This fallen soldier was a Green Beret.

      • SteelHorseCowboy

        The Army 3rd SF group operator did not fall, he has simply showing respect to the lost Seal by placing his Unit patch and taps on the coffin just as the Seals were placing their dress trident pins on their brothers last resting place.

  • Nate

    I'd very much like to see a similar post about the 1st SFOD-Delta force and if you can find the time… maybe the 101st and the 82nd Divisions.

    • Rick

      Like I said above, I'm trying on Delta..but for logical reasons, those photos don't show up often

  • Anonymous

    The “above” picture you reference is Army Special Forces working with SEALs, not rangers.


  • Darwin

    #65 is Chris Kyle. He has more confirmed sniper kills than anyone in American history. I just finished reading his book yesterday. Interesting stuff.

    • Rick

      I was contacted back in Dec. by his publisher and was fortunate enough to help with the launch of his book back in Jan., I did 2 posts on it. What a fun f-ing read. For those who don't know, the book is called "American Sniper". It's literally chalk-full of crazy little antidotes about his experience as a SEAL sniper.

  • oclvtrek

    God bless our Special Forces and God bless all our military members and their families!

  • 0331

    #58 this is why it is so hard to complete. When you are cold, tired, hungry, when sand has rubbed the ballsack raw, you ring the bell and get a cup of coffee, a shower, and sleep. Unless you've gone far beyond you're personal limits, you'll never know how delightfully evil that bell is.
    I never tried to be a Seal, but I played other volunteer games.

  • Anon

    You should do one on the SASR. Australia's elite soldiers. Those blokes have to go 5 days without food and sleep. That is just the beginning. There is a good doco about it on YouTube, search "SASR selection documentary".

    • Jezza67

      That was only the SASR training selection process. Everything alse about the regiment is TS. I do always laugh remembering the bit where the "allied" Mullah made then drink fish oil and vinegar while singing their national anthem after five days without food or sleep.

  • OK Chiver

    In my 23 years I have had the great privilege to work with the SEALS, SF, Delta, British Marines, SAS, Korean White Horse Brigade, and of course my personal favorite the US Army Rangers. They are all a credit to their Countries and to themselves, plus they are all some of the craziest MFs out there (said with love)
    Rangers Lead the Way

  • Austriannr8,1mil

    That's the right way to freedom in the world (;
    Go on America show the world how much power you have against the whole world .


    Do you know which wallet belongs to these guys?…..the one that says Bad Motherfucker!! Awesome post.

  • Poseidon

    Read The book lone survivor by Marcus lutrell it's about a 4 man team I'n aphgan and hes the only one survived it's a amazing book.

    • john

      just finished it. AMAZING story. laughed and cried throughout the whole book. made my top 5 list!!!

    • Duck

      For sure, this is one of the greatest books you will ever read.

  • Joe

    What about Green Berets?

    • Rick

      As I said above, I will do future posts on them…I lumped Green Beret/Delta into the umbrella title of "Rangers"

      • Rocketman

        Rangers are VERY different from Green Berets or Delta. The only thing in common is their both Army and 'Airborne'. The only spec ops Ranger unit is the 75th BN.. Other than that, being a "Ranger" is just having the ranger tab. You'd be more accurate doing an Army "Airborne" gallery… A 75th, Green Beret, Delta gallery would be alright

  • rick

    My son is an USAF TACP, special ops. Would love to see a page for them, please.

  • Jezza67

    Great post. It sh*ts me to tears that two of these guys got schwacked by a bunch of Salafists in Libya, not to mention the helo crash in AFG. Nice to know you guys are out there.

    As Orwell said "We sleep comfortably in our beds only because rough men stand ready in the night to kill those who would harm us." Paraphrase I'm sure, but you get the point.

    • SteelHorseCowboy

      Close. "People Sleep Peacefully in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to Do Violence on Their Behalf"
      George Orwell is credited for writing this.

      The quote refers to the military and the protection they provide to the average person. The military member is prepared to act in a manner that many wouldn't in order to protect their way of life.

    • Anon

      Agreed. It PISSES me off that despite being in the most powerful producing army in the world, f*** administration couldn't issue a search and rescue? FFS.

  • freddy boy

    #109 Airborne, brother.

  • rachel

    What about MARSOC? Good post. Yummy butts, crotch shots, and toned tummies, and im not talking about the women. So much respect for these guys. If I can ever find a way to show my appreciation, I sure as hell will.

  • dawgbone98

    I have a better chance at becoming an actual seal.

  • BDG

    Great American Heroes!!
    That being said who is #31???

    • Dex

      Leanne Crow.

      (They're bigger then her head!!!)

    • Mr. Clean

      Leanne Crow

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